Aalto Networking Platform

Networking at Aalto

Aalto Networking Platform

The Aalto Networking Platform initiative promotes cross-disciplinary actions in Aalto University’s seven key research areas. We bring together experts in science, technology, arts and business, across departments, supporting collaboration both inside and outside of Aalto.

About us

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Platform services for Aalto community

Events and service support for the Aalto academic community

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Platform services for partners

Find the right experts and actions for your needs

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Mission and vision

Our key activities focus on bringing researchers together and supporting multi- and cross-disciplinary initiatives

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Highlights

Featured stories, events, and other content by the Aalto Networking Platform.

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Designs for a Cooler Planet

Annual exhibition series envisioning sustainable futures through creative concepts

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Health Talks: Founder, Entrepreneur, Licensee

Comparing alternative paths toward research commercialization

Events
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Your research, your photos: The Photography Online Course for Scientists

Photography Online Course for Scientists (POCS) consists of tutorial videos, assignments, quizzes and designed for independent learning. The course developed with support of Aalto Online Learning by professional photography trainer Tiina Puputti and course producer Valeria Azovskaya

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Key research areas

Learn more about activities in the seven key research areas of Aalto University.

Advanced energy solutions

The main research focus in energy research are energy sciences, multidisciplinary energy technologies, and sustainable energy solutions.

View of Helsinki by night. Photo by Ioannis Koulousis.

Arts and design knowledge-building

Art and creativity enable looking at the grand challenges of our time from a new perspective. Look past the imaginable and join us in changing the world in art and design knowledge building.

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ICT and digitalisation

Digital technologies like AI and 5G cut through the whole society, from education to medicine and economics.

Aalto X Reality Keynote PiP by Matti Ahlgren

Global business dynamics

Research related to global economy dynamics is carried out in the areas of business, economics, and industrial engineering and management.

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Health and wellbeing

Health and wellbeing focus areas include biomedical engineering, neuroscience, biomaterials, digital health, and health management and design.

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Human-centred living environments

Research in this area aims to understand how individuals experience their physical environment and how art, spaces, buildings and communities can enhance it.

Kokoon modular living system is made of wood. Photo: Tuomas Uusheimo

Materials and sustainable use of natural resources

Materials research ranges from physics, nanotechnology, mechanics, performance and design to biomaterials and sustainable resource use.

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Related events

All upcoming events related to the Aalto Networking Platform.

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Lectures and seminars

Health Talks: Founder, Entrepreneur, Licensee

Comparing alternative paths toward research commercialization
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Lectures and seminars

The Future of Vertical Farming

Join this panel discussion to learn more about the potential of vertical farming.
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Lectures and seminars

Visiting lecture by John Gero: "Your mind and brain on design"

John Gero presents the results of studying the minds and brains of designers from architecture, engineering and industrial design while they design.
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Lectures and seminars

Creative Technologies

The series of seminars focusing on creative technologies started in Autumn 2022 at Aalto University.
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Related news

All news related to the Aalto Networking Platform.

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AI boosts usability of paper-making waste product

Lignin, a side product of wood pulping, is funnelled into new bioproducts with the help of AI
Aalto University Meet Our Teachers SCI Janne Halme 2022. Photo: Mikko Raskinen.
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University lecturer Janne Halme: Solar energy is awesome!

Janne Halme is inspired by a linden alley; a combination of trees, leaves and light filtering through them. Even though the solar cell can generate electricity, it cannot replace life-sustaining photosynthesis.
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Lab-grown pigments and food by-products: The future of natural textile dyes

As the environmental impact of the fashion and textile industries becomes clearer, the demand and need for sustainable alternatives is growing. One international research group aims to replace toxic synthetic dyes with natural alternatives, ranging from plants to microbes to food waste.
Annika Järvelin and Hanna Castrén-Niemi have spent three weeks at three different clinics in Helsinki. Photo: Otto Olavinen, Biodesign.
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One hundred years of Finnish maternity and child health clinics - researchers are exploring how health technology could be used to meet new needs

Researchers are now exploring how to meet the needs of the next century of maternity and child health clinics using Biodesign methods from Stanford University.
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